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Guess what. I no longer worry of the awful crease as Richard of shoe healer will be replacing it with a brand new pair. What a great customer service and that move definitely made me one of their many loyal customers. smile.gif
post #8507 of 19067
I've never experienced issue resolution with them, but I can give mad props to Shoe Healer's service and I'm unsurprised that they came through for you.
post #8508 of 19067
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I've never experienced issue resolution with them, but I can give mad props to Shoe Healer's service and I'm unsurprised that they came through for you.

I'm still hoping that they will send me the best replacement though. I dont want to experience the same issue again. Will keep you guys posted. smile.gif
post #8509 of 19067

Thanks for the useful comments about my changing some horrible tan shoes (the tan was horrible, not the shoes) into a darker shade. I did this, successfully, using thin layers of dark brown cream, over a few days. As a final, triumphal blast, I used black polish on the top. I have to say that I found the black polish to make no difference at all. While the shoes took the dark brown well, the black seemed to be a case of 'wipe on, wipe off). Anyway, I am pleased with the overall outcome.

 

Yours, as always, Munky. 

post #8510 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thanks for the useful comments about my changing some horrible tan shoes (the tan was horrible, not the shoes) into a darker shade. I did this, successfully, using thin layers of dark brown cream, over a few days. As a final, triumphal blast, I used black polish on the top. I have to say that I found the black polish to make no difference at all. While the shoes took the dark brown well, the black seemed to be a case of 'wipe on, wipe off). Anyway, I am pleased with the overall outcome.

Yours, as always, Munky. 
Got before and after pics by any chance?
post #8511 of 19067

Going to be cleaning my Cole Haan Chukka Boots tonight and will post the results. They look a little dull and it's time for a cleanup/shine. It'll be my first attempt so I hope all goes well

 

post #8512 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thanks for the useful comments about my changing some horrible tan shoes (the tan was horrible, not the shoes) into a darker shade. I did this, successfully, using thin layers of dark brown cream, over a few days. As a final, triumphal blast, I used black polish on the top. I have to say that I found the black polish to make no difference at all. While the shoes took the dark brown well, the black seemed to be a case of 'wipe on, wipe off). Anyway, I am pleased with the overall outcome.

Yours, as always, Munky. 

Glad to hear it, hope you used decent quality creams smile.gif
post #8513 of 19067
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Originally Posted by dasani View Post
 

Going to be cleaning my Cole Haan Chukka Boots tonight and will post the results. They look a little dull and it's time for a cleanup/shine. It'll be my first attempt so I hope all goes well

 

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Except that is a stock photo and not one of your dull boots.

post #8514 of 19067

Is this considered a mirror finish, or should I keep going?(that's not a crease on the toe, but part of the window in front of the shoe.

post #8515 of 19067
Can a cobbler add a permanent heel pad to my shoes? I'm using those stick-on types. They are thin like about 3-5mm. They are ok, but the glue wears off and they fall off. My shoes are 360 degree goodyear welted AE Park avenues.
post #8516 of 19067

Re: the darkening of my tan shoes. I used polishes I had to hand: a brown Woly cream and then a darker Saphir one. The black polish, that didn't do anything, was bought especially for the project, from the local supermarket.  I don't have before and after photos, unfortunately, as I don't have a camera or mobile phone. 

 

I see that Saphir do a  'teinture Francaise', though I wouldn't imagine too many people would want to use this dye. It comes with a rubber glove and an applicator. It all sounds a bit too Freudian for me. Available from a Fine Pair of Shoes and all good surgical supplies outlets. 

post #8517 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Naphatw View Post

I can't find the general shoes discussion thread,
so I thought posting my question on shoes here would be best.


Here are the shoes I currently own...
If I were to add 1 or 2 more pair of shoes
to my collection, what shall it be?


From what I have, I like both Alden and C&J very much,

I think C&J shoes are better in terms of quality comparing to Church's (with the same price)

I never had a chance to try both John Lobb and Edward Green,
but would love to have them one day



The black cap toes at the bottom of the pic.. Those are awesome.
post #8518 of 19067

Wondering if anyone here could tell me about Alden's Neo-cork sole? I asked over there, but didn't get a response. It would also be nice to get an unbiased one as well. I have no clue what the neo-cork sole is really made of (a composite of neoprene and leather from what I read?) and any info is hard to find. I am thinking about a pair of indy's down the road. A more technical answer is fine by me (probably preferred).

 

Also, would it be ill advised to get a topy on the Indy's (or any other shoe really) and just perpetually get that changed, as opposed to changing the whole sole? I've yet to find a cobbler I trust in my city, and shipping out a pair of boots back to alden or AE, would be around $220+, which is hard to justify on these brands. I don't mind the look and feel of the topy.

post #8519 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 

Wondering if anyone here could tell me about Alden's Neo-cork sole? I asked over there, but didn't get a response. It would also be nice to get an unbiased one as well. I have no clue what the neo-cork sole is really made of (a composite of neoprene and leather from what I read?) and any info is hard to find. I am thinking about a pair of indy's down the road. A more technical answer is fine by me (probably preferred).

 

Also, would it be ill advised to get a topy on the Indy's (or any other shoe really) and just perpetually get that changed, as opposed to changing the whole sole? I've yet to find a cobbler I trust in my city, and shipping out a pair of boots back to alden or AE, would be around $220+, which is hard to justify on these brands. I don't mind the look and feel of the topy.

 

I only have one pair of boots (NatCXL Indys) with a neo-cork sole. I don't mind the looks/aesthetics of the neo-cork sole.  But what I really dislike is their weight.  They are heavier than double JR leather, double waterlock, Dainite or commando.  I actually weigh every boot when they first arrive so I wouldn't call this scientific but whatever.

 

The neo-cork Indys weigh in at 1lb 11oz (each boot).  The next heaviest boot I have is a C&J with double leather soles and that's 1lb 9oz.  The next heaviest Alden is a #8 PCT boot at 1lb 8oz.

 

The neo-cork soles just make the boots feel so clunky and heavy.  I will go with something else when I get them resoled.  Maybe Dainite.

 

I don't have a technical answer for you but I thought they were a composite of neoprene and cork (not leather).  Maybe you just mistyped.  I'm sure there are many who will love these soles.  Just not me.

 

Good luck.

post #8520 of 19067
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Wondering if anyone here could tell me about Alden's Neo-cork sole? I asked over there, but didn't get a response. It would also be nice to get an unbiased one as well. I have no clue what the neo-cork sole is really made of (a composite of neoprene and leather from what I read?) and any info is hard to find. I am thinking about a pair of indy's down the road. A more technical answer is fine by me (probably preferred).

Also, would it be ill advised to get a topy on the Indy's (or any other shoe really) and just perpetually get that changed, as opposed to changing the whole sole? I've yet to find a cobbler I trust in my city, and shipping out a pair of boots back to alden or AE, would be around $220+, which is hard to justify on these brands. I don't mind the look and feel of the topy.
When you posted that on the Alden thread, I googled it and I couldn't find anything on it. I was surprised. I have never had an Indy on the neocork. But I'm curious for the answer.
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